Empowering Youth | United Way Bay Area | Volunteering

On Track Career Expo Engages Youth Virtually

Each year, United Way Bay Area hosts our On Track Career Expo to engage youth in hands-on demos and career coaching to learn about various professional paths and industries that many have never been exposed to. Despite being virtual...

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Thriving Adults | United Way Bay Area | What We're Up To

EITC – The April 15th Tax-Day Deadline Has Been Extended

Did you know that one of the biggest and most successful poverty-fighting programs happens at tax time? The Earned Income Tax Credit, (EITC for short), is one way our federal government rewards work and encourages hardworking families—already crunched...

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The History and Future of Single Family Zoning

Over 100 years ago, the city of Berkeley pioneered a local land use policy that has become the norm in many American cities—Single Family Zoning. These local zoning ordinances restrict development on parcels to a single dwelling, making...

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Celebrating Women with Stories of Inspiration

Women’s History Month promotes women’s equality and solutions for more gender balance in all aspects of society. By taking actions, asking questions, having conversations, challenging habits, rewriting laws, and inspiring others, we strive for a world that supports...

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In Solidarity with the Asian American Community

We are once again heartbroken by the continued violence against the Asian American community. We must #StopAAPIHate. Our hearts go out to the families, friends, and co-workers of those tragically killed in Atlanta: Delaina Ashley Yaun, Daoyou Feng,...

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Advocacy | Impact | United Way Bay Area

The Golden State Stimulus Prioritizes Relief Efforts with CalEITC

California just passed a historic stimulus package that will inject much needed resources into communities most heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. United Way Bay Area has been tracking the stimulus negotiations and we are encouraged about a...

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Impact | Philanthropy | United Way Bay Area

Toast for a Cause: A Galentine’s Day Celebration

The COVID-19 pandemic and sheltering in place has left many of us craving in-person connection as we navigate a virtual world. Meeting new people and bonding over shared values has been difficult. That challenge is what United Way...

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Black History and Black Futures

Black History Month is a time to celebrate influential leaders and impactful moments of the past. But celebrating Black history is not enough. United Way Bay Area continues to work toward a future where Black community members have...

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7 Reasons You Should Use 211

In a crisis, in a disaster, in a pandemic, 211 is here to help every person in our community. From finding food and paying for housing and bills to connecting to other essential services, 211 is there. Every...

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Empowering Youth | United Way Bay Area

Virtual Career Expo Sparks Youth Curiosity

Excitement surged at United Way Bay Area’s virtual On Track Career expo as youth attendees geared up to connect with professionals from various industries through one-on-one coaching and live demos. This virtual event brought together nearly 30 young...

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